Jobs available at Trees for Life
DUNDREGGAN OPERATIONS MANAGER
Hours: Full time
Location: Dundreggan, Glenmoriston
Trees for Life is Scotland's leading conservation volunteering charity. Founded in 1986, our vision is to restore Scotland's ancient Caledonian Forest to a spectacular wilderness region of 1,000 square miles of mountains and glens to the west of Inverness and Loch Ness.
The Dundreggan Conservation Estate in beautiful Glenmoriston near Loch Ness is Trees for Life's flagship forest restoration project. We purchased the 4,000 hectare (10,000 acre) estate in 2008 in one of the largest land purchases in the UK specifically for forest restoration. Dundreggan contains substantial areas of ancient woodlands, including remnants of the original Caledonian Forest, superb birch-juniper woodlands and the largest expanse of dwarf birch in Scotland.
The Dundreggan Operations Manager role is a key position with overall responsibility for the Estate. The post provides an opportunity to play a significant role in the next stage of our pioneering and innovative project there. The position includes on the ground management of the Estate and associated projects to deliver its exciting conservation objectives, as set out in the Management Plan. It also entails a strong financial focus, including the completion of grant applications and managing budgets to raise the income potential of the Estate.
We are looking for someone with a passion for our cause. In addition to the skills and experience you will bring to this stimulating role, the successful candidate will need to have the energy and commitment to deliver our aspirations for the future. Confident, charismatic and with strong leadership and project management experience, you'll work within an experienced team to deliver the balance of conservation, engagement and learning.
For further details and an application form please contact our offices on 0845 458 3505 or email email@example.com
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VOLUNTEER TREE PLANTING TEAM
Trees for Life is expanding the Long Term Volunteer Programme and is providing opportunities for enthusiastic individuals to gain experience in practical conservation work at our Dundreggan Estate as part of our tree planting team. Dundreggan is a 4000 Ha estate set in stunning scenery close to the Great Glen 35 mile SW of Inverness.
As part of a team of volunteers you will work on a range of innovative conservation projects with a focus on native woodland establishment and regeneration. Tasks will include working on our expanding tree nursery, tree planting, fertilising, felling and ring barking non-native trees. There will also be opportunities to work alongside our regular residential groups as well as other day volunteers.
We are offering placements for one to three months from March – October 2014. We will provide accommodation and a weekly food allowance along with relevant training. Volunteers will need to be fit and hardy for more extreme terrain as there are long walks to planting sites. Volunteers will be required to work for five days each week and may be asked to work at weekends.
Please return completed application forms to Kirsty Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or email for further details (01309 691292).
Salary: Accommodation plus food allowance
Location: Dundreggan Estate, Glen Moriston
Jobs advertised here are also advertised at www.environmentjob.co.uk